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3 thoughts on “Quotes

  1. pennynoyes says:

    This is such a good quote. Sometimes pain becomes such a part of our identity that we forget who we are without the pain. I head a speaker talk about a horrific abusive marriage, ten years after she had been set free and was happily married and the pain was still there. I think she was still holding on to the pain because she thought it gave her a platform and made her interesting so she relived the abuse every time she spoke. She was missing the best part of her story. If we ask, I believe Jesus will take the pain and leave the story. I just read a devotional from Girl Friends in God called the Foxer Upper. that memntioned being comfortable with pain of being hurt by someone rather than forgiving. She connected holding on to a faulty view of pain to self esteem which I found interesting. “Low self-esteem- Some of us have built an entire identity around a hurt. The attention we gain from the wrong we have suffered defines who we are. We cherish the pain and refuse to relinquish it for the sake of forgiveness.”

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  2. Betts Keating says:

    I always say… in therapy we move forward to a “final” step which is acceptance. But God moves us forward to a step beyond acceptance, redemption. Where we replace our pain with promise. 🙂


  3. John Elliott says:

    Ouch. So well said. I gotta read this book.

    You do a great job with enticing excerpts!!!

    Dianne Miley Christian Author Website | Facebook | Twitter “Therefore encourage each other with these words.” I Thessalonians 4:18



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